Conference Information

  • Pre-Conference: Networking and Career Planning for PhD Students
    6 June 2018, 8.30-15.30. 
  • Pre-Conference: Workshop Seminar:
    6 June 2018, 9.00-15.00
    Aarhus University, Department of Media Studies and Journalism
    Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N.
  • Conference Date:
    6-9 June 2018, 9.00-16.00
  • Venue:
    IT Campus Katrinebjerg, Aarhus University
    Finlandsgade 23, 8200 Aarhus N
    Per Bøgh Andersen Auditorium
  • Conference fee:
    1000 DKK (covers the meals)
    PhD students: 500,- DKK.
    Participants cover costs for travel and accommodation
  • PhD Pre-conference fee: 
    The event is free, coffee/tea is provided, the participants can buy lunch on campus

Networking & Career Planning for PhD Students

Venue: IT Campus Katrinebjerg, Aarhus University

This pre-conference event is an opportunity for PhD students in TV studies to network with peers in their field, practice communicating their research beyond the paper and get advice on career-planning by mentors at different stages of their own academic careers. In short: We want to talk about the things we don’t talk about enough! Seasoned researchers Trine Syvertsen (Professor at University of Oslo, NOR), Lothar Mikos (Professor at Film University, Potsdam, DE), Susanne Eichner (Associate Professor, Aarhus University), Pei-Sze Chow (Marie Curie Fellow, Aarhus University) and Cathrin Bengesser (PhD student, Birkbeck, University of London) share their experiences.

The pre-conference is organised by Cathrin Bengesser (PhD student at Birkbeck, University of London, UK) and Susanne Eichner (Associate Professor, Aarhus University).

The event is free, coffee/tea & lunch bags are provided.

Preliminary Programme

5 June 2018

18:30      Participants who arrive on the day before the event meet for dinner and drinks in Aarhus

6 June 2018 

08:30 – 09:00                 Arriving and getting to know each other

09:00 – 11:00                 Workshop on academic pitching (Trine Syvertsen)

11:00 – 12:00                 Academic small talk practice session

12:00 – 13:00                 Lunch break

13:00 – 14:15                 Parallel workshops


  1. CV advice & applications (Pei-Sze Chow)
  2. International career planning (Lothar Mikos)
  3. Networking – Associations & Conferences (Susanne Eichner)
  4. Grant applications (Cathrin Bengesser)


14:15 – 15:30                 Wrap-up